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Obituaries

Award-winning actor Ed Asner passed away yesterday at the age of 91 in Tarzana, California. Having appeared in almost 300 different films and TV shows, Asner earned seven Emmys, five Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. He was a two terms president of the Screen Actors […]
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Jackie Mason was the first comedian I ever saw live. This was a huge deal for me, mostly because my family didn’t do things. While I was no older than 14 at the time, nearly 20 years later, I still remember a bunch of the jokes he did, like Jews […]
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Beloved comedic actor, iconic talk show guest and host Charles Grodin passed away this week in Connecticut. Raised in Pittsburgh in an Orthodox Jewish family, Grodin became famous for memorable roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, The Great Muppet Caper, Heaven Can Wait, Beethoven and many more. Grodin also […]
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Tofutti founder David Mintz passed away last week at the age of 89. After buying a gallon of tofu in New York’s Chinatown in 1972, Brooklyn-raised David Mintz’s life changed, Within 12 years, he had started a non-dairy revolution, an industry which will soon be worth more than $1.2 billion […]
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Jew in the City mourns the passing of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, a Hasidic rabbi, psychiatrist and mental health and substance abuse expert who authored over sixty books and made a lasting impact on the wider world. He was one of the first born-and-bred Hasidic Jews to attend medical school, […]
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Editor’s Note: Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski was a Hasidic rabbi, psychiatrist and mental health and substance abuse expert who authored over sixty books and made a lasting impact on the wider world. He was one of the first born-and-bred Hasidic Jews to attend medical school, at a time when it […]
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After a ten-month battle with COVID-19, Rabbi Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes, has died at 39. The father of six and husband to musician and therapist Sarah Dukes inspired thousands of people to pray, learn Torah and do mitzvos in his merit over the course of his illness, which was mostly spent […]
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